Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has signed an agreement to publish two books with HarperCollins publishing house, one of them an adaptation of his film “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), which will go on sale in summer 2021 and which delves deeper into the characters and plot of the celebrated film.
This Tarantino novel, which yields This is a tribute to the pocket books that were formerly published in line with the films that were released in theaters and that he devoured as a child, will hit the market first in paperback format, along with an e-book version and an audio version, while a more luxurious, hardcover version will go on sale in autumn.
Tarantino’s second book with HarperCollins will be a copy of non-fiction literature titled “Cinema Speculation,” a “deep dive into the movies of the 70s, a rich mix of essays, reviews, and personal writings (…) by one of the most celebrated directors of cinema and his most devoted fan “, the publisher points out in a statement.
Specifically, the novel “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” will trace the lives of the two main characters from the tape, the actor television host Rick Dalton and his stunt stunt double, Cliff Booth, both before the start of the film’s plot and afterward.
It will also include some of the film’s most famous scenes, as well as characters like Burt Reynolds, who was not seen in the edited version of the feature film.
“Quentin Tarantino’s literary talents have been in the open for everyone since his first scripts, but the dexterity with which he brings his characters to life on paper and how he constantly amazes the reader, even those who know the film by heart, is to see a master storyteller trying out a new format and make it unique, “HarperCollins Vice President Noah Eaker said in a statement.
The news of a change of course in Tarantino’s career has not surprised his followers, since on more than one occasion he has mentioned his plans to park his facet of director of cinema after directing his tenth film for become a writer.
In a conversation with film critic Peter Travers At the beginning of the year, he confessed that he already feels old for the hectic pace required to direct a film, which also affects his intention to spend more time with his family.
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” a tribute to Hollywood’s “golden years,” has been one of Tarantino’s most celebrated films, garnering 10 nominations for the oscars and that allowed Brad Pitt to get his first Academy Award statuette.